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The problem with DIY websites

The problem with DIY websites

I know a lot of you are using the free websites available through AMTA and ABMP, or maybe you’re using Weebly, Wix, or WordPress. I’m really glad that you are taking advantage of internet marketing. After all, almost 80% of your potential client base is using the internet to find products and services. There’s nothing…Continue Reading …

The profession needs your help

Hey you! Yes you, reading my little blog in between massage clients. Can we talk? You and I have so much in common, see, so I feel like I know all about you. For instance, it’s likely you are mid 40’s or older probably a sole practitioner giving about 15 hours of massage a week…Continue Reading …

First, Do No Harm

Today on my Facebook feed is a news story about young girls soaking tampons in Vodka and using them to get drunk AND this little beauty: You read that right, this brand of essential oils is being touted as fighting Ebola and that is being propagated by licensed massage therapists. I have only one thing…Continue Reading …

Why I won’t sell skinny massage

There’s nothing like a good, meaty ethical topic to sink your teeth into, is there? I love ethics and I’m fortunate that a lot of you send me emails or Facebook messages about interesting ethical topics. Every now and then, I am very lucky that one of you gets so passionate about an ethical issue…Continue Reading …

Online Education – Susan Salvo Interview

For my last interview on online education, I tapped Susan Salvo. Susan and I are Facebook friends and I’ve learned a great deal from her about teaching and being a better massage educator. She has great experience teaching massage students and massage continuing education. Susan Salvo is a board certified massage therapist with 30+ years…Continue Reading …

Online Education – Whitney Lowe Interview

When it comes to online education, one of the names that comes up is Whitney Lowe. Whitney Lowe began exploring massage in the mid 1980s. He has been teaching pathophysiology, rehabilitation strategies, massage therapy applications, and other topics in rehabilitation science for over 2 decades. He teaches live and online courses in Orthopedic Massage. You can…Continue Reading …

Creating an online ethics course

Before I dive in to the geeky and technical stuff about creating an online ethics course for massage therapists, I’d like to explain why I thought it was worth the time, trouble and expense. It’s all about Geography I live in Washington, one of the most beautiful states in the US. From where I live, I’m…Continue Reading …

Online Education – the Flipped Classroom

As part of my series on online education in massage therapy, I’m looking at how other teachers are using the internet in their teaching. I’m bringing that information to you. I was talking to Annie Lacroix, of the Columbia River Institute of Massage Therapy, recently and she mentioned that she uses a “Flipped Classroom” in…Continue Reading …

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